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Hillsborough Stadium Disaster Inquiry report (Taylor report)

Hillsborough Stadium Disaster Inquiry report (Taylor report)

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The Hillsborough Stadium Disaster Inquiry report, better known as the Taylor report, from the inquiry overseen by Lord Taylor of Gosforth. Final report published in January 1990
The Hillsborough Stadium Disaster Inquiry report, better known as the Taylor report, from the inquiry overseen by Lord Taylor of Gosforth. Final report published in January 1990

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HOME OFFICE
THE HILLSBOROUGHSTADIUM DISASTER
15 APRIL 1989INQUIRY BYTHE RT HON LORD JUSTICE TAYLORFINAL REPORT
Presented to Parliament 
by the Secretary of State for the Home Department 
by Command of Her Majesty January
1990
LONDON:
HMSO
Cm
962
 
CONTENTS
Paragraph Page
INTRODUCTION 1
PART
I
- FOOTBALL: PRESENT AND FUTURE
CHAPTER 1 - THREE SOMBRE LESSONS AFTER HILLSBOROUGH 4
i. Previous Reports Unheeded
19
ii. "It Couldn't Happen Here" 24
iii. A Blight on
Football
26
Old Grounds 27
Poor Facilities 29
Hooliganism 34Segregation 37
What does Segregation Achieve?
4
5Who are the Hooligans? 46
Alcohol 49
Poor Leadership
51CHAPTER
2
- A BETTER FUTURE FOR FOOTBALL
12
All-Seating 61
The Trend
in
the
UK 73
Sir Norman Chester Centre Research
7
7
Europe 78The Football Spectators Act
1989
84
Association Football only or Designated Grounds?
8
5
Phasing 91
Planning Ground Improvements 95
An Advisory Design Council 96
Research 97
Finance 99The Football Trust (FT) and the Football Grounds
Improvement Trust
(FGIT)
100
Fiscal Considerations 103
(a) VAT on the Spot the Ball Competition
104
(b) Pool Betting Tax 105
(c) Capital Allowances 109
Transfer Fees
112
A Levy on Transfer Fees?
114
Tax "Anomaly"
115
Club Financing
116
Upgraded Stadia or New Stadia
119
StJohnstone 121
Utrecht 122
Nimes
123
Local Authority Assistance
124
Ground Sharing 126
Super-Stadia 129
Leadership and Example
131
Family and Membership Areas 135
The Disabled 137
Conclusion 138
iii
 
Paragraph Page
PART
II
- SAFETY AT SPORTS GROUNDS
CHAPTER 3
-
THE FRAMEWORK 24
Minimum Standards of Safety
13
9Legislation for Safety
141
Green Guide 146
(i) The Advisory Group 152
(ii) A Review Body
154
CHAPTER
4
- SUBSTANTIVE PROVISIONS 28
Capacity
159
Counting Them In
173
Gangways
175
Fencing
179
i. High Spiked Fences 185ii. Adequate Measures to Prevent Pitch Invasions
186
Safety Corridors 193
Moats 194
iii. Emergency Escape
196
The Gates
at
Nimes 200
Gates Unlocked 201
Authorising Access to the Pitch 203
Monitoring Crowd Density 204Cutting Equipment 205
Functions of Police and Stewards 206
Costs of Police and Stewards 210
Division of Functions
211
Written Statement of Intent
213
Police Commanders
215
Rate of Admission
216
Communications 219
Other Topics in the Green Guide 225
Co-ordination of Emergency Services 228
First Aid, Medical Facilities and Ambulances 229Status of the Green Guide
233
Revision of the Green Guide 234
Sports Grounds Within Part III of the Fire Safety
and Safety
of
Places
of
Sport Act 1987 235Sports Grounds Within Part IV of the Fire Safety
and Safety of Places of Sport Act
1987
240
PART
III
- CROWD CONTROL AND HOOLIGANISM
CHAPTER 5 - POLICE PLANNING AND CONTROL 42Police Control Room 249
IV

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